Apple's MacBook Pro Supplier Resumes Production at Shanghai Plant

Apple supplier Quanta is gradually resuming its production of MacBooks at its Chinese plant following the easing of lockdowns in Shanghai, reports DigiTimes.

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Order pull-ins are also said to be slowly turning strong at the production facility, according to supply chain sources, which should boost the availability of MacBook Pro models and shorten the extended delivery times that Apple customers have been experiencing in recent weeks.

Several MacRumors readers waiting on MacBook Pro models ordered in March and April had their shipments significantly delayed due to Apple's supply issues. According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Quanta is the sole supplier of high-end MacBook Pros, which have seen delivery times increase by three to five weeks since the China lockdowns. Some MacBook Pro configurations currently are not available for delivery until late June running into early July.

Despite the gradual resumption of MacBook Pro production, supply issues are expected to impact product sales in the third quarter of 2022. Apple last week said that lockdown disruptions in China and silicon shortages will continue to make it difficult to make enough product to satisfy strong consumer demand, and this will ultimately affect Apple's June quarter revenue.

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Top Rated Comments

maxsquared Avatar
10 months ago
China is in self destruct mode, at the beginning of the lockdown, western governments were asking companies to leave China, but there were a lot of hesitations. Now China is letting companies go without those governments having to do anything.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dannys1 Avatar
10 months ago

that Apple customers have been experiencing over the last few weeks.
The last few weeks? Availability has been nil since launch. We've sold systems at the start of November that Apple finally fulfilled in mid-March! This only made things worse.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
t0rqx Avatar
10 months ago
Ive been waiting for my MBP 7 months no joke. Sometimes I wonder if I should just cancel the order and wait for the M2.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mainsail Avatar
10 months ago
Maybe it is time for US companies to reconsider putting all of their eggs in one authoritarian basket. Western Europe is going through this wrt energy.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
imnotthewalrus Avatar
10 months ago

Ordered a MBP 14 in May with a shipping date of 8-20 June. Will be interesting to see if this time frame holds, if it gets delayed further or, fingers crossed ships sooner.
Currently tied to a desk with an M1 mini, so really need a laptop. I thought about buying refurbished, but as this is my first MacBook I wanted it to be fully new.
I understand wanting “new” but I bought a refurbished M1 MacBook Air from Apple and nothing felt used about it. Just saying…
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
t0rqx Avatar
10 months ago


[HEADING=1]Apple's new 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models that launched on October 26, 2021.[/HEADING]

Sorry dude…… that’s 6 month plus 8 days ?
I do not feel better after this post ?
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